Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting about the situation in Libya in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015 - REUTERS/Carlo Allegri Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting about the situation in Libya in the Manhattan borough of New York February 18, 2015 - REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Shoukry pledges Egypt's full support for Bahrain's security, stability

By: MENA
Wed, Mar. 7, 2018
CAIRO - 7 March 2018: Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry reaffirmed Egypt's full and unwavering support for Bahrain's security and stability.

This came at a session of talks with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al Khalifa ahead of the 149th session of the Arab League Council that will be held at the level of foreign ministers to discuss the latest developments in the region.

During the meeting, Shoukry said Egypt backed security and stability in the Gulf region, which is part and parcel of the Egyptian and Arab national security, Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Abu Zeid said in statements on Wednesday.

Shoukry also reiterated Egypt's adamant stand on the necessity of shoring up Arab solidarity in light of challenges besetting the Arab region, decrying all acts of terrorism and sabotage against the Kingdom, the spokesman added.

He also expressed Egypt's rejection of foreign interference in Arab affairs with the view to destabilizing Arab countries, the spokesman said.

For his part, the Bahraini minister described as strong and deeply-rooted Egyptian-Bahraini ties, lauding the level of cooperation between the two countries in all fields.

The two sides also discussed the latest political developments in Yemen and Syria, the Qatari crisis and efforts exerted to fight common challenges, topped by terrorism and extremism.

As for the Palestinian-Israel conflict, they had lengthy talks on the Palestinian issue, during which Shoukry stressed the necessity of exerting utmost efforts to push forward the stalled peace process.

He also urged the international community to swiftly act on reviving the peace process in conformity with the resolutions of international legitimacy and in a way that ensures the establishment of an independent Palestinian state with Al Quds (occupied East Jerusalem as its capital.
 
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